Timely Tips From Downeast

Our family lived in Maine between 1993-96 and the Bangor Daily News was always there with more than just news. Check out these tips on how to spot necrotizing fasciitis, if you encounter it.

Necrotizing fasciitis is a severe bacterial infection that spreads rapidly and destroys the body’s soft tissue, such as skin and muscle. The infection can strike randomly. But individuals with compromised immune systems, such as the elderly and those with chronic diseases, are at higher risk.

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